Sorry…..Again??? The title, the cover page and the tagline that went “Can he purge his sins” seemed very different, and interesting and raised my curiosity to read the book. So now the question is, did Amit Singh’s book live up to the expectations it created in my mind?
PLOT: The plot is actually quite interesting. Sid a young man, who has grown up in a small town, meets Anushka in a chance meeting on the train. Years later, he sees her again, a face in the midst of a crowd. He manages to break down the hard exterior and Romance blossoms. Woven around a lot of Subplots, his past, her past and a mysterious Villain who does not want them to be together, the story undergoes a lot of transformation from beginning to end.
CHARACTERS: Sid as the protagonist initially comes out as quite unromantic, and mysterious. But as the plot progresses there are a whole lot of different aspects to his character that slowly get revealed. The experiences he faces and the challenges life throws at him begin to change him as a person, and he regrets his past mistakes. It is very easy to identify with him as we all have certain things in our past we would like to change. Anushka, confused and troubled by the behaviour of her father has turned into, a man-hater or has she? With the help of Sid’d persistence her character slowly gets unravelled. The supporting cast of Akash, Neha, Minu and Anushka’s Father is very well written.
WHAT I LIKED: Some scenes particularly the one at the Daskhinashewari Temple, The confrontation between Sid and Anushka’s Father, The Scenes where Sid interacts with Neha and Minu, and the Train Robbery Scene are just amongst the most unforgettable ones. The narration style is perfect for the kind of story the author wants to tell.
WHAT I DID NOT LIKE: Though the subplots are well written, there are so many and they tend to cause confusion. There are a few issues I had with the character development e.g. For a woman working with and fighting for Women’s Rights to react by asking if there is no pregnancy or child issue to deal with as the first thought on hearing of her boyfriend’s past affair, seems a little out of character to me. Also some issues with the editing at certain places.
FINAL VERDICT: It is a book that begins with a strong plot and a promise of a fantastic read. It even has moments of brilliance. They just don’t carry all through the book.
The book has been given to me for review by the author. No payment was taken, and my opinions are honest and unbiased.